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We continue our virtual worship for the season of Pentecost and soon the early Advent Season.

 

Click here for Facebook videos, our Youtube channel,

 

or directly to the service for Sunday, November 29th (uploaded by Sunday a.m.) 

 

Please Note this important update for November 15th, 22nd and 29th

 

November 10, 2020: Church Council Response to Spiking COVID-19

Dear Bethlehem friends and family,

In response to the record levels of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in our country, state and communities, we were strongly urged by the bishop of our synod to suspend all live, in-person worship. A special Council met on Sunday, 11/8, to discuss and formulate a plan. It was a very difficult decision, but out of concern for our vulnerable population at BLC, and along with many of our sister congregations, the Council overwhelmingly voted to suspend live, in-person worship indoors for the next 3 weekends. We will revisit our re/opening strategy before Sunday, 12/6. In the meantime, we plan to add new ways for us to connect, including more interactive parking lot communion and a few other ideas coming soon. For additional information (including the letter from the bishop), please check our website or the synod's website, Facebook page and church emails. As always, we appreciate your understanding, support and prayer.

In peace, Your Church Council

 

READ BISHOP'S SATTERLEE'S NOVEMBER 5TH LETTER RE:COVID

 

Click here for a detailed instruction sheet and map of the church property for the New Indoor Worship and Parking Lot Communion.

 

We hope to provide an abbreviated worship experience, with prayers, readings and short message, etc. by Pastor Paul and others each week, at least as we re-group during the Coronaviris pandemic. Our worship will be first "aired" on Facebook Sundays at 9a.m. EST with a "LiveWatch" gathering, andr then available on our Facebook and Youtube video pages. 

Zoom Fellowship will no longer take place on Sunday mornings after July 12th, but will be held after our Wednesday evening 7pm Holden Evening Prayer services on Facebook LiveWatch. Zoom Fellowship begins at approximately 7:30pm. Contact Pastor Paul via the "Send Us a Message" feature on our website if you would like to obtain the Zoom login information for those fellowship sessions. Or, if you would like to watch our "WBLC" interactive portal to "Zoom Fellowship," that will happen at 7:45pm each Wednesday night this summer on our Facebook page.

We also now have easy to read Worship Sheets for "Real Church Virtual" services (click here.)

 

Video 40 - First Sunday of Advent, November 29th, 2020...Jesus Admonishes Us to Stay Awake and Be Present


Video 39 -Christ the King Sunday - Matthew 25 - The Sheep, the Goats and the Person in Need


Video 38 - 24th Sunday after Pentecost - The Parable of the Talents Once Again Awakens Us


Video 37 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Urgent, Aware and Ready to Share? - 10 Travelers, One 'Light'


Video 36 - All Saints Sunday, November 1st, 2020 - It Starts with Beatitudes, Blessed to be Blessings


Video 35 - Reformation Sunday, October 25th, 2020 - We will know the truth, and the truth will...


Video 34 - 20th Sunday After Pentecost, October 18th, 2020 - Jesus is confronted by authorities on priorities...


Video 33 - 19th Sunday After Pentecost, October 11th, 2020 - The Kingdom of God Compared to...


Video 32 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost - October 4th, 2020: Jesus Predicts the Church's New Cornerstone


Video 31 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost - September 27th, 2020: Jesus and Authority are Challenged


Video 30 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - September 20th, 2020: Jesus Tells a Parable about Laborers in the Gospel


Video 29 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost - September 13th, 2020: Jesus Tells a Parable about Debtors and How to Forgive


Video 28 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost - September 6th, 2020: Jesus Provides Guidance for Making Amends in Community


Video 27 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost - August 30th, 2020: Jesus is confronted by Peter, and the Messiah corrects him


Video 26 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost - August 23rd, 2020: Jesus is proclaimed Messiah, empowers Peter


Video 25 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost - August 16th, 2020: Jesus Talks of the Heart...and the Stomach!


Video 24 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost - August 9th, 2020: Jesus and Peter Walk on Water


Video 23 - 9th Sunday After Pentecost, August 2nd, 2020 - Jesus Feeds the Multitudes with Good Things Present


Video 22 - 8th Sunday After Pentecost, July 26th, 2020 - Jesus Uses 5 Parables to Reveal the Truth of His Word


Video 21 - 7th Sunday After Pentecost, July 19th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of the Good Plant and Go(o)d Planter


Video 20 - 6th Sunday After Pentecost, July 12th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of the Sower and the Reason for Parables


Video 19 - 5th Sunday After Pentecost, July 5th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of Wisdom and the Faith of the Child in Us


Video 18 - 4th Sunday After Pentecost, June 28th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of Welcoming, to the Church and by It


Video 17 - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, June 21st, 2020 - Christ prepares his disciples for the journey - urging not to worry


Video 16 - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, June 14th, 2020 - Christ empowers his disciples yesterday, today and always


Video 15 - Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7th, 2020 - God Creates, Redeems and Sanctifies...for Real, for Relationship


Video 14 - Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, 2020 - The Holy Spirit Inspires the First Apostles


Video 13 - Ascension Sunday, May 24th, 2020 - Jesus Returns to Heaven, Sends the Spirit


Video 12 - 6th Sunday in Easter, May 17th, 2020 - Jesus Sends Us The Holy Spirit to Guide Us


Video 11 - 5th Sunday in Easter, May 10th, 2020 - Jesus is the Way, Truth, Life


Video 10 - 4th Sunday in Easter, 5/3: Jesus Made Known as the Good Shepherd


Video 9 - 3rd Sunday in Easter, 4/26: Jesus Appears on Walk of Faith...to Emmaus


Video 8 - 2nd Sunday in Easter, 4/19; Jesus Appears to Thomas and the Disciples


EASTER Sunday - posted in the morning and "aired" via Facebook "Live Watch Party"


Video 6 - Good Friday, April 10th, 2020 - Christ Goes to the Cross...for Us (Abbrev. 7 Words)


Video 5 - Maundy Thursday, April 9th, 2020 - Christ's Example and Message of Love, Service


Video 4: 5th Palm Sunday - April 5th: Jesus Rides in to Jerusalem (Matthew 21)

Holy Week Worship Transformation!

Video 3: 5th Weekend of Lent - March 29th: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead (John 11)


Video 2: 4th Weekend of Lent - March 21st and 22nd: Jesus Brings Seeing to Those Lacking In/Sight (John 9)


Video 1: 3rd Weekend of Lent - March 14th and 15th: Being Still (Ps 46) Seeking Christ's Living Water (Jn 4)

Through the Looking Glass: Altar-nate Reality

Real Church Virtual is here..

We hope you can take a few moments and experience church online with us.

There are several ways to get to these virtual services, and the quickest is to visit our "RealChurchVirtual" YouTube page (The other options, like Vimeo and Facebook, have the benefits of being able to download the service - Vimeo - or connect with others to share it - on Facebook).

We hope you enjoy, and God bless!

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880